I. noun Etymology: Middle English carole, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin choraula choral song, from Latin, choral accompanist, from Greek choraulēs, from choros chorus + aulein to play a reed instrument, from aulos, a reed instrument — more at alveolus Date: 14th century 1. an old round dance with singing 2. a song of joy or mirth <
the carol of a bird — Lord Byron
3. a popular song or ballad of religious joy II. verb (-oled or -olled; -oling or -olling) Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to sing especially in a joyful manner 2. to sing carols; specifically to go about outdoors in a group singing Christmas carols transitive verb 1. to praise in or as if in song 2. to sing especially in a cheerful manner ; warblecaroler or caroller noun

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